Blue Bottle Cafe

4.8
559 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
With seasonally inspired menus featuring local produce, hormone/antibiotic-free meats and sustainable fish and seafood, The Blue Bottle Café will delight even the most discerning diners. Chef-Owner Aaron Philipson is known for his bold flavors, pristine sauces, and thoughtful combinations of delectable ingredients. Comprised of three intimate dining rooms, the restaurant is perfect for casual get togethers, business lunches and dinners and other private events. Book weekends early for preferred seating times!
**The Blue Bottle Cafe manages their Saturday night reservations exclusively by phone. Please call the restaurant directly for availability.
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The owner is delightful!

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AA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place especially for couples.
Great food !! Amazing host. Love her very much.

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LC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Bottle Cafe is one of our favorites. The food is always amazing and so are the owners! Highly recommend Blue Bottle Cafe!

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BA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was arguably one of the best meals I have had in the last 5 years!! This food was beyond words. So amazing I recommend this little gem to all!

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to dine! Love the food and dessert too!

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U
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cuisine in a relaxed setting. My wife and I come here for special occasions. We most enjoy coming for lunch, especially on their covered sun porch. It is usually less busy at lunch. Food is consistently excellent, and service attentive. We find weekend nights to be too crowded for our taste so we go at other times.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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l
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was a work of art. Delicious, perfect size portions, prepared to our taste. A Valentine's Day to remember!

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B
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special menu for Valentines Day was just that: Special. Service was, as always, excellent - every course was perfect and we truly enjoyed a wonderful meal.

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MW
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch time atmosphere! Service was top notch! Food was delicious and creative. We’ve already made reservations to return for one of their Wednesday night specials.

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WD
New York Area
949 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I passed over the venison when Rory really recommended the grilled Kurobuta pork chop. It really was outstanding! The accompanying bacon Parmesan orzo and sautéed spinach were ideal with it. As for a starter, the onion tart for me was perfect.

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone was extremely accommodating and very friendly. It was my Birthday And my life has had many ups and downs lately, mostly with my daughters cancer and my sons health issues. My husband and I do try to take breaks and eat out and I will tell you it was a pleasure to find your Restauraunt. The food was excellent. Your Menu is unique and we plan to return soon for both lunch and dinner. Your chef is one of the best. Honestly my brother was a chef in NY and I hope you appreciate what a great , gifted chef you have. I never write this much we do eat out fairly often it’s just I’m so glad we found The Blue Bottle Cafe. . We hope to return very soon. Thank you again. Barbara

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w
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. We are local, but haven't been here in quite a while. Definitely will add to our "go to" list. Excellent meal and service

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BP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb! Outstanding, plan to come back. At lease every three months

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MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! It is one of my absolute favorite places to eat in the entire world and I have traveled in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, the countries that pride themselves in the quality of their food. The food is always superb and the service is impeccable and warm. Thank you Blue Bottle!

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f
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellent dinner, great salmon tartar, outstanding sea bass, professional service

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LC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Since moving to Hopewell 4+ years ago, Blue Bottle has been (and remains!) one of most favorite restaurants to frequent. From salads straight through to desserts, you can tell they have both passion and skill for what they do. Love too that it's a BYOB. Always feels like a treat to go, whether it's for a special occasion, a Saturday night, or even during the week. We feel fortunate to have a gem like this in our town.

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FR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the true gems of Mercer county. In our opinion it is the best in the area😀

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MH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great date. Good food, good service and byob. Great dining experience

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GI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't have been happier with our dinner this evening. The staff was incredibly accommodating, food was flawlessly executed, mouthwatering, Had the Wild Boar, and the Seafood, perfect and can't wait to return. Nicely priced, and truly a great experience overall.

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The wait for our food was above average but worth the wait. I needed the golden raisin bread to hold me over until our food came. It was yummy as well. Food was such a pleasant change, delicious and not run of the mill. It is not cozy and intimate but boisterous and fun.

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B
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Harvest salad could be a meal. Two of my party had pork chops and said they were excellent. Black bass was moist. Another had chicken and said it was delicious. Do not skip dessert here...they are home made and fantastic

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation. Local ingredients and interesting menu. Week nights service is excellent. It gets a bit crowded on weekends but has a nice atmosphere.
Highly recommend.

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WD
New York Area
949 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Local's night seemed to get off to a great start. I really appreciated the chance to have three sensibly-sized portions at a very good value for money. Usually I can't go beyond two courses and skip the outstanding desserts. I was glad I had the chance to try the bread pudding.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was recommended to us and gave it a try for our anniversary dinner. Overall great experience and we will be repeat guests. The food was very good. Very fresh, original and good size portions. The owner is very friendly and makes you feel welcome. Very good BYOB in the area.

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s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome as always! We love Blue Bottle and we have been coming here for years.

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JE
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to blue bottle for over 10 years. It really is a gem. All fresh ingedients with the menu and some of the stock preparred days ahead. The husband wife team are dedicated chefs who not only serve delicious food but make you feel welcome, and modifies dishes for any food allergy (I am gluten free, no problem here, they even have a gluten free menu). The place is really charming, not too loud, highly recommend

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was amazing and welcoming at this chic’ restaurant in Hopewell! Well worth the drive from Bucks County! We will be back and love that they do seasonal menus.. The short ribs were to die for! My wife had the Black Bass which was dine to perfection.. FIVE STARS!!!

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BO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

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l
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blue Bottle is always a treat. The Day Boat Scallops are reliably exceptional, and the service is attentive without being intrusive. If the Cubano happens to be on the menu for lunch, order it. Your first thought will be that it's too much to eat, so maybe you should have half packed for takeaway. After the first half of the sandwich, you won't be able to resist the second. Really tasty!

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DL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve

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NC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food at reasonable prices

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l
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service as always!!

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CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good food, server was unskilled, atmosphere is boring and uneven.

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c
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time here, but it will not be the last. The food was fantastic.

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SS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Great staff, great service, great food.

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BA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Very friendly. If you truly desire over the top cuisine...this is the place.

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RK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have eaten here many times over 9+ years. Food is always outstanding. Our favorite place for special occasions.

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F
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, all of it.

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d
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding meal. We were looking for a spot to have dinner prior to a show at McCarter theater. Two of my family members had steak and it was cooked perfect. My daughter is pretty particular about it being medium and more often than not it is either under or over done. Scallops were delicious. Desserts were fresh made and quite good. The service provided was just the right amount of attention. The place doesn’t look like much from the outside but don’t let this fool you. We forgot to BYOB but didn’t miss it at all with all the great food.

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